David Mintoor, a Fidelity ADT armed response officer, was hailed a hero after he saved a boy from chocking.
Armed response officer David Mintoor's swift actions saved the life of an eight-year-old boy who was chocking.
Ingrid du Plessis and her son Bradley was at home when the eight-year-old got a sweet lodged in his throat.
Du Plessis tried to help her son and decided to press the security panic button for assistance, Good Things Guy reported.
Briefly.co.za gathered Mintoor showed was quick to arrive on the scene and the team was already on the line with the mother - where they were informed it was a medical emergency.
Ryan Britz, Fidelity ADT’s branch manager in Jeffreys Bay, said they received the panic alarm signal and dispatched Mintoor to the location. He added their team was told by Du Plessis that she needed an ambulance.
Mintoor saw Bradley needed help and with his mother's permission, he successfully performed the Heimlich manoeuver on the young boy.
The company hailed their employee a hero and added they were extremely proud of him. As for the grateful mother, Du Plessis said she can't thank Mintoor enough for saving her son's life.
She said he went above the call of duty, even staying with Bradley until medical help arrived.
"Our family will forever be grateful to him and commend him for going the extra mile," she said.
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